For one day at least, there won't be any traffic jams on nearly 10 miles of road in downtown Philadelphia. That because on Saturday a portion of city is going car-free. The effort, dubbed Philly Free Streets, will give people a chance to explore the city in a new way, organizers say.
Angry Chinese couple stop plane on #Beijing airport runway after they missed their boarding https://t.co/atWFWSiNwK pic.twitter.com/6e26Q0TTe1 - SCMP News (@SCMP_News) September 19, 2016 Add this to the list of things you definitely shouldn't do at the airport: stage a sit-in on the runway when you miss your boarding call.
On the heels of this week's much heralded debut of Uber's self-driving cars, we bring you this bit of intelligence: Walmart has filed a patent to develop a self-driving shopping cart. The report, via Quartz, is quick to point out that a patent doesn't necessarily mean a company is working on a specific product, but the concept is intriguing.
If you spent any time strolling the streets of downtown Washington on Friday, you may have spotted a pop-up spa or a mini lake filled with wooden fish in a space normally filled by a car. It was Park(ing) Day 2016, which is not about parking - at least not in the traditional sense.
Buyers will have a second shot at scooping up a picturesque weekend getaway just three hours outside the nation's capital at a bargain price. Sugar Grove Station, a former Navy base on 122 acres between the Allegheny Mountains and the south fork of the Potomac River in West Virginia, is back on the market, after a deal to buy it fell through this week.
Officials with the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles are warning drivers about a phishing scams that attempts to collect money for past due tickets. Officials said intended targets may receive an email from "email@example.com." In that email, recipients are told they have a "Notice of Unsatisfied Photo Enforcement Ticket."
Kathryn Thomson, appointed in May to be Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's special adviser on Metro, has left the post for a job in the private sector. Thomson will become a partner at Morrison & Foerster, heading the law firm's transportation group.
If your Metro rides feels a little sluggish these days, it's not your imagination. As Tuesday of afternoon, speed restrictions were in place in at least 22 sections of rail throughout the system- most of which haven't been announced.
The D.C. Circulator will offer special service to folks who hope to see the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on opening day, Sept. 24. Large crowds are expected to attending the opening ceremony for the new museum.
The package is the largest single loan ever given by the U.S. Transportation Department. "This loan is a key step to providing investments needed to help keep high-speed trains moving throughout the region and to help all commuters in the Northeast Corridor," said Vice President Joe Biden, who made the announcement at the Amtrak station in Wilmington, Del.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".